Yahoo! News Turkey's top Muslim official said on Thursday
Pope Benedict should state clearly during a planned visit to Turkey next week he believes Islam, like Christianity, to be a religion of peace
And if he does not say that, are you going to behead him, or just order your followers to burn buildings?..... "I think the attitude the Pope should take is that neither Islam nor Christianity is a source of violence," said Ali Bardakoglu, who heads Ankara's Directorate General for Religious Affairs which controls Turkish imams and writes their sermons.
The Old Testament, and in a few cases the New Testament, include historical accounts of violence, and a few times in the Old Testament God told his people to make war against a particular group of people, but neither have God or his messenger telling people to make war on anyone that does not believe as they do. For example in the Quran 9:123 says O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him)."If they ask me if Christianity has been the cause of violence, I would say no, that is not so ... We believe all prophets sent by God, from Moses to Jesus and Mohammad, are messengers of compassion," he told Reuters in an interview.
In the early verses, when Mohammad was plagerizing Jewish and Christian texts, that may be true, but as Satan got control of him, and turned him into a warrior that led his followers to attack other countries, the latter violent verses came from Satan, not God.Violence committed in the name of religion was the fault of fallible and misguided human beings, he said.
Such as the warrior Mohammad